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pedagogue - teacher; CF. child leader
distinctive - clearly different from others of the same kind
recite - repeat aloud (something learned); describe; Ex. recite his complaints; N. recitation
crux - essential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance
hypochondriac - person unduly worried about his health; worrier without cause about illness; ADJ. CF. hypochondria: neurosis that one is or is becoming ill; CF. abdomen
knoll - little round hill; hillock
seamy - sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life
ecologist - person concerned with the interrelationship between living organisms and their environment; person concerned with the detrimental effects of human civilization on the environment; CF. ecology
metallurgical - pertaining to the art of removing metals from ores; N. metallurgy: science that deals with extracting metals from ores
variegate - change the appearance of (by marking with different colors)